Following arbitration action, cash flow can become a major issue for law firms and claimants alike as they face further delays in the realisation of any award. Woodsford is able to relieve the pressure on cash flow through a range finance solutions. These include structured finance arrangements for payment of compensation, or capital funding for business and other expenses not necessarily related to the dispute.
For example, a claimant whose business has been financially distressed by the dispute may seek funding to help rehabilitate its business, or start a new business. We are able to consider such financing arrangements, with our return secured on the proceeds of the arbitration or other assets of the claimant’s business.
We also provide tailored monetisation solutions for law firms that alleviate the pressure for collection, support sustained cash flow, and increase revenue opportunities.
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
Woodsford offers finance on a case by case basis for high value international arbitrations, where the claimant lacks the resources or risk appetite to proceed without financial support. Our funding is non-recourse, with Woodsford’s return payable only upon success. The terms of investment and of our return are tailored for each individual case.
Woodsford offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
A successful arbitral award is often not the end of the arbitration process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
The case of Essar v Norscot  EWHC 2361 (Comm) was one of the most high-profile international arbitration cases of 2016. Woodsford’s successful funding of this landmark case has driven the development of a range of specialist international arbitration finance solutions.
Is Your Case Right for
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for a case with strong merits. Thanks to our deep experience in this area of law, we’re comfortable funding international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions.
We provide a range of litigation funding solutions to support your pursuit of justice at every stage of your case. We can bear as much of the cost and risk as you need to allow your action to go-ahead.
Law Firm Finance
Increasingly we work with leading law firms who are looking at innovative ways to finance their business growth and support their clients quickly, while effectively managing and mitigating risk.